As Washington seemingly lurches toward another conflict in the Middle East, the Pentagon decided to host the commander of a foreign army in its briefing room – the Kiss Army, that is.
After nearly a year since the last official Pentagon briefing to the press, rock n’ roller Gene Simmons rose to the occasion on Thursday. He didn’t spit blood on anybody, but instead delivered a tearful speech about patriotism and his mother’s love of America to reporters and service members, according to McClatchy DC.
As tensions between Iran and the United States increase in the Middle East, the Pentagon briefing room is being used to host Gene Simmons of Kiss. pic.twitter.com/NauZ0bfkgm
— Idrees Ali (@idreesali114) May 16, 2019
Why Simmons; why now? Nobody really knows, but the rock star is among President Trump’s few staunch allies in the world of entertainment.
Simmons, who was born in Haifa, praised Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s “eternal and undivided” capital last year, as well as the president’s effort to construct a barrier along the border with Mexico.
Some commenters on social media said the Pentagon should give Simmons a job.
That’s nice, ask Gene Simmons:
What is the specific Iranian threat that caused the SecDef to approve CENTCOM’s request for the USS Lincoln and bombers?
Is this a pretext for war?
How long will they be kept on station?
Is he trying to get Spain back in fold?
Any comms w Iranians? https://t.co/3A9bR7kJXq
— Kevin Baron (@DefenseBaron) May 16, 2019
He later visited the White House.
Gene Simmons of Kiss, wearing black leather pants, just spotted walking toward the front door of the White House.
— Steve Holland (@steveholland1) May 16, 2019
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